Commercial Apiarist, Baldivis, Western Australia
John, situated in Baldivis 50 km south of Perth in WA, has spent 44 years in commercial beekeeping with his business focused primarily on producing honey and at times pollen. Understanding the value of quality breeding stock to any rural business, he felt bees were no different. Breeding quality queens has always been a major interest and key focus to his business.
John has supported the WA Bee Breeding Program since its inception by the Department of Agriculture in 1980 and as Better Bees WA from 1990. John has been a strong and active member of the breeding program, is the current Chairman and Treasurer of Better Bees WA. John has always been an active industry member, serving on many industry committees throughout his career.